Latest News About Black Holes

A black hole is a location in space that possesses so much gravity, nothing can escape its pull, even light. Learn more about what black holes are and the latest news.
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Brightest Galaxy in the Universe Found
Most Luminous Galaxy in the Universe
May 22nd, 2015
A newfound galaxy 12.5 billion light-years from Earth is the most luminous one known in the universe, blazing more brightly than 300 trillion suns. The engine behind the galaxy's brilliance may be a supermassive black hole, researchers said.
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Astronomers Salute Hubble Telescope, Look Forward to Its Successor
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope
May 4th, 2015
At a panel discussion Thursday (April 30) at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, scientists discussed how much Hubble has allowed humans to see, and the possibilities for the telescopes' successor, scheduled to launch in 2018.
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Black Holes Might Make Dark Matter Shine
Black Hole Eating Material
May 14th, 2015
As dark matter circles around a black hole, it might create a gamma-ray signal that could be detectable from Earth. A visible signal from the otherwise-invisible stuff would be a major breakthrough in the study of this mysterious material.
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Graveyard of Stars May Surround Milky Way's Monster Black Hole
Hub of the Milky Way Galaxy
April 29th, 2015
The remains of thousands of stars might exist in a vast graveyard near the giant black hole that's at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, researchers say.
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Eerie Green Space Clouds Glow in New Hubble Photos
Green Filament in Galaxy UGC 11185
April 3rd, 2015
The eight objects betray the past presence of quasars, the most luminous objects in the universe, whose powerful beams of radiation lend the clouds their ethereal glow, researchers said.
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